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Saving the Salmon, Saving Ourselves - Washington Indivisible Podcast
If you've heard about the recent release of the draft report commissioned by Gov. Inslee and Sen. Murray, you'll know that saving the salmon is on everyone's mind. And with good reason. Salmon are essential to our region–on our economy, our environment, and our cultural heritage--and their populations are threatened. Their potential loss would have a devastating effect, not least on our struggling Orca population, but especially on tribal nations in the Pacific Northwest whose lives and culture are inextricably linked to these fish populations. One of the more important efforts to save the salmon is focused on breaching four dams on the Snake River, something that was the subject of the draft report. Discussing all of this is an exceptional panel: Emily Washines— is an historian, educator, author and member of the Yakama Nation facilitating equitable history Dr. Helen Neville— is the senior scientist for Trout Unlimited, performing research, science guidance and public education on salmon and trout recovery Bryan Jones— is a 4th generation wheat grower, orchardist and salmon recovery advocate Marc Sullivan— is northwest Washington coordinator for the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition and formerly served as director of strategic and power supply planning for Seattle City Light. SHOW NOTES: - We need to comment on the draft report by July 11. - Because this is a federal issue, actions need to be directed to Governor Inslee and Senator Murray, who are developing a comprehensive plan. Comment by July 11 - You can comment directly to the consultants working with Governor Inslee and Senator Murray. - Online comments can be submitted through the project website: www.lsrdoptions.org. www.lsrdoptions.org/report-comments/ - Emailed comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject line “Draft LSRD Benefit Replacement Study.” - Comments also may be mailed to Draft LSRD Benefit Replacement Study c/o Ross Strategic, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 1600,Seattle, WA 98101. Comments are due by July 11. - You can also comment through WildSalmon.org’s website, where they have a comment form with sample text. - Go to WildSalmon.org, under the support us page is take action COMMENT LINKS: - Action alerts: www.wildsalmon.org/support-us/take…ion-alerts.html - Comment link: saveourwildsalmon.salsalabs.org/MIDraftRe…ndex.html - On the consultant’s site for the project: www.lsrdoptions.org/report-comments/ SUGGESTED COMMENT LANGUAGE: (provided by Don and the panelists) Right now the report’s tables only show the costs of breaching the dams with no table summarizing the costs of leaving the dams in place. Please provide a companion data table reflecting the costs of leaving the dams in place — which will provide a more accurate comparison of costs. There are other actions groups can take. Contact Don at email@example.com if you or your group want to get more involved.
"Breach the Four Lower Snake River Dams"
*** Demand President Biden Order Breaching in 2022 *** Take Action: https://www.srkwcsi.org/take-action Get Involved: https://damsense.org/get-involved "Breach the Four Lower Snake River Dams" music by Woody Guthrie ("Roll on Columbia") new lyrics by Sharon Abreu, Annette Bader and Michael Hurwicz
Governor Inslee & Senator Murray PROMISE robust outreach to evaluate Lower Snake River dams.
We need to tell President Biden to ORDER the Corps to begin breaching in 2022. The robust outreach promised by Senator Murray and Governor Inslee hasn’t happened. According to Inslee and Murray’s joint Press Release on 10/22/2021, in part: "Today we are announcing a joint federal-state process to determine whether there are reasonable means for replacing the benefits provided by the Lower Snake River Dams, sufficient to support breach as part of a salmon recovery strategy for the Snake River and the Pacific Northwest." "Between now and July, we will also engage in robust outreach to communities across the Pacific Northwest to solicit their views as part of this process." Tired of politicians shutting us out of salmon and orca recovery? Tired of Governor Inslee and Senator Murray driving salmon to extinction and hiding behind closed doors? Why should we expect anything different? Inslee and Murray are the major players keeping the salmon-killing lower Snake River dams in place. Let’s open the doors to salmon and orca recovery. Tell President Biden to ORDER the Corps to begin breaching in 2022. Tell Biden and the Cabinet Secretaries a 2021 Nez Perce study shows that 77% of Snake River salmon runs will be presumed extinct by 2025 unless immediate action is taken. Government studies show that the salmon won’t recover unless the four lower Snake River dams are breached. Breaching must begin this year. The salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales are counting on you. Find contact links & phones at damtruth.org/take-action for President Biden, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Counsel on Environmental Quality Brenda Mallory.
Methane Emissions on the Lower Snake
Hydropower is not "clean energy"! New report shows that Lower Snake River reservoirs generate a significant amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Did you know that hydropower contributes to greenhouse gases? Reservoirs behind dams generate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. Presentation examines contemporary research on the topic and the connection between the lower Snake River reservoirs, global climate change, and the role rivers play in the carbon cycle. Presentation followed by discussion and Q&A with civil engineer and founder of Dam Sense, Jim Waddell, and mechanical engineer, John Twa. Free hour-long presentation was recorded on Zoom December 16 2020.
Salmon Reckoning | OUTDOOR IDAHO
Idaho’s salmon are facing extinction. Congressman Mike Simpson says the only way to save these ocean-going fish is to breach the four lower Snake River dams, all located in the state of Washington. His proposal has generated both condemnation and praise. Outdoor Idaho explores one of the most controversial and consequential issues facing the Northwest. Full show airs October 14th at 8 PM.
Trout Week | Soul of the Snake
Don't miss this important panel discussion featuring Shannon Wheeler, Vice Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe, Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho, TU President & CEO Chris Wood and other scientists, advocates and experts as they discuss the future of the lower Snake River dams.
Salmon Dying from Hot Water: July 16, 2021
New underwater video footage shows heat-stressed sockeye salmon dying because the Columbia River is too hot. The video shows sockeye with dramatic lesions and fungus, which affects fish subject to thermal stress. (Video shot on the Little White Salmon on July 16, 2021, footage by Conrad Gowell.) Learn more: https://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/hot-water
What if ? | Simpson on Salmon Recovery
It would be a tragedy if future generations looked back and wished our generation of leaders and stakeholders would have taken the time to explore this opportunity to develop our own Northwest solution to protect stakeholders and save salmon. Learn More : https://simpson.house.gov/salmon/
Tahlequah Story of Grief & Hope
The story of Tahlequah, heard round the world when she held her dead calf for 17 days and 1000 miles, took a turn in early 2020. We hope you will watch our video below and be inspired to act on behalf of her family, before it's too late for NW salmon and Southern Resident Orcas / Killer Whales. Your role? Simply contact President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and ask them to breach the lower Snake River dams NOW. Encouragement from the public can give them a reason to act. Comment Links & Phone #'s... President Biden 202-456-1414 Interior Secretary Deb Haaland 202-208-3100
DamNation | Official Film Trailer
Friday 20th February - 8pm @ The Byre Theatre St Andrews Green Film Festival 16-21 February 2015 http://www.greenfilm.org.uk --------------------- This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move us through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. Patagonia Presents DamNation | A Stoecker Ecological & Felt Soul Media Production | Executive Producer Yvon Chouinard | Produced by Matt Stoecker & Travis Rummel | Directed by Ben Knight & Travis Rummel | Edited by Ben Knight | Associate Producer Beda Calhoun | Conceived by Matt Stoecker and Yvon Chouinard For more information, check out http://www.DamNationFilm.com
2021 04 27 Backbone Campaign banner I 5 and 50th overpass
SEATTLE CARES while MURRAY & CANTWELL SIT SILENTLY BY Led by the Backbone Campaign, we got two finger wags, three birds but overwhelming thumbs-up, honking and waving support over I-5 in the U-District yesterday. Seattle really cares about bringing wild salmon back from the brink to nourish Southern Resident Orcas. But Senators Cantwell & Murray don’t yet seem to share their constituents’ concern. To prevent extinction of endangered salmon and orca, they must get involved, take action and support the $34B proposal for infrastructure and stimulus funding and by breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams at the beginning of that timeline. Please TAKE ACTION and ‘Send a Message’ to each. Your voice will make a difference! Link in BIO.
Sonic Sea — Trailer
Sonic Sea ( http://www.sonicsea.org ) is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Learn more and find a screening near you at http://www.sonicsea.org
Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. A film by Josh "Bones" Murphy For the full list of April tour dates, visit www.patagonia.com/artifishal
Free the Snake: Restoring America’s Greatest Salmon River
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed. Learn more at http://www.patagonia.com/new-localism/damnation.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=seo&utm_campaign=s15_yt_damnation_free_the_snake
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